VOL. 124 | NO. 35 | Friday, February 20, 2009
The housing market is in desperate need of a shot in the arm, but only time will tell if the $787 billion economic stimulus bill signed into law this week by President Barack Obama will have a positive impact on real estate.
Everyone involved knew it wouldn’t end with one court ruling.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton announced Friday (Feb. 20) that he is calling off a plan to offer buyouts to 100 city employees by April.
There are signs of new life in the city’s long-standing interest in either building a new Memphis Cook Convention Center or expanding the existing facility.
The latest snapshot of Shelby County’s tax revenues looks about the same as it has for months.
A new round of pay cuts is on the way for managers and rank-and-file employees at The Commercial Appeal and its parent company, E.W. Scripps Co.
The slumping economy took its toll on passenger and cargo traffic at Memphis International Airport in January, with activity in both sectors experiencing declines. The latest numbers were unveiled Thursday at the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s February board of commissioners meeting.
NEW YORK (AP) – A private sector measure of U.S. economic activity jumped unexpectedly in January for a second straight monthly increase, mainly because of federal efforts to expand the money supply.
Lisa Barron details how to care for a special needs child, cope with personal emotions, juggle work responsibilities and fight with insurance companies in “Precious in His Sight,” a recently published book about caring for her daughter, Madison.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Disgraced banker R. Allen Stanford’s pitch to investors was equal parts glamour and flattery.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) – Venezuela on Thursday seized a failed bank controlled by Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford after a run on deposits there, while clients were prevented from withdrawing their money from Stanford International Bank and its affiliates in a half-dozen other countries.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Rep. Brian Kelsey said Thursday that he's proposing a resolution that would urge Gov. Phil Bredesen to refuse any money from the federal economic stimulus package.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee House panel on Thursday recommended setting an 11 p.m. curfew for people with handgun permits to carry their weapons into restaurants where alcohol is served.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said Thursday it's critically important that banks and lending institutions work to help make certain the Obama administration's new home foreclosure initiative succeeds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former state House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh said his new honorary title does not carry any extra legislative staff privileges.